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« on: March 10, 2016, 11:33:12 AM »
Hi Guys;

My names Andy and I'm new to the forum.  I live close to eglinton airport and spend alot of time in portrush over the summer.

I have a gre-psr 295 and a maycom ar108.  Im interested in Mil and Civ airband and hopefully going to setup a SDR dongle with a raspberry pi if I can figure out how to.  Id be particularly interested in helping out with the coverage for the site.  Will the SDR dongel pick up both civilian and military aircraft?

I was looking through the frequencies listed on the site and was wondering if there was any active military frequencies in the northwest or the best Civilian frequencies around Derry/Londonderry.  I have been active on 127.275 for scottish control and 129.100. 


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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 19:25:04 PM »
Hi Andy

I'm new to the forum also, only joined yesterday but I've been interested in radio for years. I'll post an into shortly but to answer your query, as your near EGAE/LDY airport you should be able to get the following on both of your radios.

119.375 mHz - ATIS
123.625 mHz - Eglinton Approach
134.150 mHz - Eglinton Control Tower

The ATIS is the weather broadcast. ATIS stands for Automatic Terminal Information Service. It gives you the weather to the following format.

ATIS ID letter eg Information A.
Time in UTC.
Transition level which stands for when the aircraft change from the local altimeter pressure setting to standard pressure.
Runway in use. For Eglington its either 08 or 26.
Wind direction from azimuth 200 degrees magnetic.
Visibility usually in kilometres or meters if there is fog at the airport.
Cloud base above the airport.
The tmperature and the Dewpoint in degrees Celsius.
The local QNH (barometric pressure adjusted to sea level) hectopascal.
Any or no significant change expected.
Any special instructions.

Happy listening


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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 14:50:34 PM »
Cheers had my scanner a few years dont get on it as much as I would like.

Ive setup my Raspberry Pi to feed FlightRadar 24 and am amazed by what you can pick up around you.

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 16:51:08 PM »
Hi Andrew

Is your RPi acting as a 1090MHz receiver and in turn feeding data to software?

I use a DVB tuner which feeds either Virtual Radar or ADSB-Scope

I need a better antenna but can pick up very local aircraft.

I'd be interested to hear about your RPi setup